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Summer Learning Passport

By Jeannie McKee | January 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Summer Learning Passport

If you’re looking for something fun to do with your primary school age kids and preschoolers during the 2017/2018 school holidays then the Summer Learning Passport is for you. Download your Summer Learning Passport 10 activities and 21 great prizes to win!! There are 10 great activities for you to complete with your children in…

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Cleverly Plaid

By Jeannie McKee | May 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The little village of Waipu is famous for its welcoming atmosphere, New Zealand’s best small museum, the iconic surf cove a wee bit further down the road – and in recent years, its answer to Wellington’s WOW, the Art n Tartan Wearable Art contest and show. Scottish heritage is even more evident in July each…

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Flavio Villani House Concert

By Jeannie McKee | May 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

Black Sheep Farm, Country Homestead B&B, Waipu is delighted to announce their next House Concert.  Flavio Villani, star of the movie “Crossing Rachmaninoff”  is coming to Waipu for an intimate piano concert and screening of the film highlights.  This is a unique opportunity to experience the journey and passion of such a talented young man and…

Pukapuka Party 2017

Family fun at the Pukapuka Party 2017

By Jeannie McKee | April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Pukapuka Party 2017 was another successful family fun day enjoyed by well over 1000 people from Bream Bay and beyond. 674 children were given passports on the day and approximately 640 completed activities and handed in their passports in exchange for fantastic literacy packs chock full of goodies including age appropriate reading books, exercise…


School Holiday Art Activities Waipu

By Jeannie McKee | April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The talented artists from the Waipu Community Arts Group are holding another week of School Holiday Art Activities in April 2017.  All activities are being held at the Old Manse, behind the Waipu Museum. Download the official flyer here! Kids aged 4-12 years can look forward to making….. Colourful & Weatherproof Garden Art Wed 26th…

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Mangawhai Walking Weekend 2017

By Jeannie McKee | February 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

24-25-26 March Organiser of the Mangawhai Walking Weekend, Dorothy Freeman, tells us bookings are strongly ahead of last year, with a large number of new participants joining in.  There is an enthusiastic cast of local guides waiting to show you secret pathways and byways, and entertainers Shane and the Shazam band will be with us…

Summer Learning Passport Winners

Summer Learning Passport Winners

By Jeannie McKee | February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Click here to view the full list of Summer Learning Passport Winners. The Summer Learning Passport which was run through the Christmas school holidays for children in the Bream Bay area (or visiting Bream Bay) was a great success.  There were over 300 individual entries and an estimated 100 children that took part by completing…

Pukapuka Party 2017 – Hold the Date!!!

By Jeannie McKee | February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Did you enjoy last years Pukapuka Party!!!!  Well, good news, on Saturday 25th March the second Pukapuka Party will be held at the Village Green at the Ruakaka Town Centre from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Bigger and better than the 2016 Party, there will be new activities, new groups participating and some special visitors. This day is…

OTP Art Exhibition

OTP Art Exhibition Success

By Jeannie McKee | February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

For the Artists that took part in the first ‘Art in Action’ Exhibition over Auckland anniversary weekend at One Tree Point the event was a phenomenal  success. From the doors opening at 10am on Saturday it was buzzing.  The One Tree Point Yacht Club was bulging at the seams at times so thank goodness for the…

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Beach and Boat 2017

By Jeannie McKee | February 20, 2017 | 2 Comments

The largest fishing competition in the Southern Hemisphere was held over the weekend of 17th and 18th February at the Marsden Cove Marina and can tick off another successful year. With the Northern Advocate reporting that the competition could bring $1 million into Northland’s economy through the purchasing of fuel, food, drink bait, ice etc…